Franklin H. Elmore

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Franklin Harper Elmore
United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
April 11, 1850 – May 29, 1850
Preceded by John C. Calhoun
Succeeded by Robert W. Barnwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
December 10, 1836 – March 3, 1839
Preceded by James H. Hammond
Succeeded by Sampson H. Butler
Personal details
Born (1799-10-15)October 15, 1799
Laurens District, South Carolina
Died May 29, 1850(1850-05-29) (aged 50)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Columbia, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Other political
Alma mater South Carolina College
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Franklin Harper Elmore (October 15, 1799 – May 29, 1850) was a United States Representative and Senator. Born in Laurens District, the son of John Archer Elmore, he graduated from the South Carolina College at Columbia in 1819, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Walterboro. He was solicitor for the southern circuit from 1822 to 1836, a colonel on the staff of the Governor from 1824 to 1826, and was elected as a State Rights Democrat to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James H. Hammond. Elmore was reelected to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from December 10, 1836, to March 4, 1839. From 1839 to 1850 he was president of the Bank of the State of South Carolina 1839-1850; he declined appointment by President James Polk as Minister to Great Britain. Elmore was appointed as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John C. Calhoun and served from April 11, 1850, until his own death in Washington, D.C. in 1850. He was interred in the First Presbyterian Churchyard in Columbia.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Hammond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Sampson H. Butler
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
John C. Calhoun
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from South Carolina
Served alongside: Andrew P. Butler
Succeeded by
Robert W. Barnwell